Sparrow in the Community by Will Siskey

Sparrow teamed up with The Good Fight Foundation and United Way in making a difference in our communities this holiday season.

These efforts included the 19th Annual Canned Food Drive, Zaxby’s Do Good Eat Good, and Painting for a Purpose. These fundraisers contributed to providing food to those in need and raising money for much needed medical expenses.

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Spent the day collecting canned goods in Marshall County, Alabama with Marshall County Christian Services and United Way of Marshall County


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Celebrating our friend Kelsey at her Painting for a Purpose event to raise money for a potential stem cell treatment. Find more information on Kelsey and her story below.

Donations can be given to her Go Fund Me page found here.

We have an opportunity for Kelsey to receive a new treatment called non-embryonic stem cell therapy. This treatment is proven to help with Alopecia. The Good Fight Foundation is allowing 9 local kids to receive the therapy in Birmingham - Kelsey will be one of the kids. The therapy is proven to help several diseases. We need the money by Christmas with the plan to receive the treatment the week after Christmas. The money would cover flying the doctor in, all equipment and two treatments for each kid. We have hope and I pray that you will consider donating and sharing. 

We appreciate any help with donations and fundraising ideas. There are several children in our area, with diseases and conditions that have not responded to traditional medicine, that need Stem Cell Therapy. This Stem Cell Therapy uses the patient's own stem cells obtained from their adipose tissue. There are many conditions that may respond to this procedure. Stem Cell Therapy is very expensive and not covered by insurance. Our desire is for these children, without the financial means to pay for the treatments, to have access to this procedure.

At this time, our goal is to raise $150,000 which will cover two complete treatments for each child. Any parent will do whatever they can to help their child but sometimes it is financially out of their reach.

Please help us give Kelsey the opportunity to have this life-changing treatment. We really need your help. You will never realize the difference this will make to be able to have this life-changing procedure. 
 


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We also joined our friend Ashley in raising money at select Zaxby's locations. The community support was phenomenal and very much appreciated. Grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community and see all contributions go towards providing medical treatments. Donations may be made at The Good Fight Foundation.  to assist Ashley and other children through offering life-changing adipose stem cell treatments. Hope is a beautiful gift!

If You Could Change a Child’s Life Would You? // Sparrow's Partnership with The Good Fight Foundation by Will Siskey

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If You Could Change a Child’s Life Would You? 

Sparrow's Partnership with The Good Fight Foundation

It is the season of giving and we live in the world of excess. Do we actually need more stuff? What if a donation could impact the life of another in a way never before thought possible? If you think “Oh, someone should do that,” perhaps that someone is YOU! If we all sit back and do nothing waiting for someone else to do something, what impact are we having on changing the world? 

Currently, there are nine children that have not responded to “traditional medical treatments” and are awaiting potential life-changing non-embryonic stem cell therapies. These therapies are not covered by insurance and are out of the financial reach of the families. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to The Good Fight Foundation to make these treatments available. 

Recently I had the privilege of meeting an amazing group with a heart of service to others that is rare to find. John and Leslye Pace formed The Good Fight Foundation to serve “the least of these.” They have a passion for addressing the needs of children from lack of basic needs to providing medical care for families that cannot afford life-changing stem cell treatments. 

The impact this makes on families is huge. One potential recipient told me “The chance to do this would be the best gift ever. I am so excited!” Felicia Dewberry, a mother of a potential recipient, had this to say, “Please consider donating and pray for these children. Some things are out of our control but we can control how we help others and the impact we can have in our community. Please make a life-changing impact for a child this Christmas Season.” 

Another appreciative mother, Becky Reaves, said “I would like to thank The Good Fight Foundation for making this opportunity possible for our children. They have given us hope that my daughter may one day be cured!” 

Sally Wesley expressed it this way, “To know that this is out of my control and there is nothing I can do to help my child is difficult. Having an invisible, chronic illness is hard enough. Being doubted, judged, or dismissed is overwhelming and heartbreaking. It is frustrating that I cannot explain to people what it feels like.”  

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Please give something that could change a life by making a very much needed and appreciated donation to the Good Fight Foundation. 

Consider the gratitude you would have if this was your family and in this season of giving, please help The Good Fight Foundation and these children “fight the good fight” by making a tax-deductible donation here or email us at info@sparrowclinic.com for more information. 

 

More on the Good Fight Foundation:

The Good Fight Foundation, a 501 3c non-profit organization,  graciously offers up their time, energy, and resources to God’s Great Co-Mission as an expression of their love and gratitude for all that He has done. 100% of all donations go directly to these causes. 

Founder and President of The Good Fight Foundation, John “Gio” Pace has had an undeniable passion for The Lord since he was saved back in 1987. He has hosted numerous Faith-based Youth Events throughout the past 25 years with such organizations as Youth for Christ, Mighty Warriors, and The Anna Maria Island Christian Foundation. He has always had a heart for Youth as God has empowered him to connect with young people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. Although he has a passion for youth he can relate to people of all ages and his calling extends to everyone in need of hope. John’s business background includes VP of Business Development for Ideal Image Development Corporation, VP of Marketing for Magnegas Corporation (NASDAQ Company MNGA), CEO of Pace Media, LLC, and over 12 years as owner/operator of The Anna Maria Island Beach Resort. John’s 30 plus years of writing and producing videos and commercials shall now be dedicated to serving The Most High God to win souls for His Kingdom.

Leslye Pace M.D. has been Director of Anesthesiology at Dekalb Gastroenterology and Associates for the past 9 years. She completed her internship, residency and a fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at The University of Alabama in Birmingham and served on staff for 4 years. Leslye has a contagious enthusiasm and joy for life and a heart to serve God by helping those that can’t help themselves. As a mother of 5, she has been blessed with a genuinely loving spirit that makes children and adults alike melt away their walls and welcome her in. Leslye has a heart for Worship and her favorite Scripture is “Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart and Lean Not Unto Your Own Understanding, Acknowledge Him In All Your Ways and HE Shall Direct Your Path”. Proverbs 3:5-6.

Let’s all join The Good Fight Foundation and these families in “fighting the good fight” with your support, love, and prayers! What a great way to truly give the gift of life this Christmas!

7 Incredible Reasons You Need an Oxygen Bar // McClain McKinney by Will Siskey

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7 Incredible Reasons You Need an Oxygen Bar

by McClain McKinney

Coming soon to Sparrow Health & Performance is our new oxygen bar, that will take your health and performance to a new level. Oxygen bars contain 99% pure O2 that funnel into small tubes that hang right underneath your nose. Typically air is only 21% O2, so you are going to have some extreme benefits when taking in 5-20 minutes of pure oxygen. Here are seven ways that you can really benefit from our new oxygen bar.


1. Debilitates Depression

An oxygen bar has the ability to alter your chemical balance thus lifting your feeling of depression. It will improve your circulation, send oxygen to your brain, and flush many toxins from the body as well.

2. Promotes Health and Fights Disease

“Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.” – Dr. Otto Warburg. Getting oxygen to our cells may be one of the simplest things we can do, but with our environment constantly threatening the body, we need to provide an extra layer of protection. Oxygen strengthens your mitochondria, which is an anti-inflammatory, killing unhealthy cells, but producing healthy ones. This reduces the inflammation in your body.

3. Cure Your Hangover

Whether it’s the night of or the morning after, the decisions you made the night before don’t have to be consequential for the rest of the day. Oxygen bars will get O2 into your body fast, alleviating headaches because the intake will increase circulation of oxygen throughout your brain, eliminating that hangover feeling.

4. Get Rid of Jet Lag

Jet lag happens when our body tries to readjust to a new circadian rhythm and has been hit with a deprivation of oxygen. Commercial airlines pressurize their cabins comparable to the pressure of 8,000 feet above sea level, meaning that there is 20-25% less oxygen at this pressure than normal, robbing our bodies of oxygen. An oxygen bar will compensate for this deprivation and allow you to make the most of your business trip or vacation.

5. Optimize Your Exercise

Training with oxygen supplements creates ATP for energy, increased mitochondria levels, flushes out the lactic acid that causes muscle fatigue, allows for a quicker recovery after a workout, facilitates brain function, and enhances an athlete’s performance giving the ability to make split-second decisions that could be a difference in the outcome of a game.

6. Think Faster

One study shows us how increasing the oxygen saturation level in our blood, creates more oxygen for the brain, thus BOOM, more brain power. A fantastic, healthy way to increase mental alertness and even going to the extent of increasing memory.

7. Give Me That Feel Good

Cities, clubs, and parties have begun introducing oxygen bars at many of their major events. After a session of taking in pure oxygen, many customers report of getting a “10 minute high,” many of whom say the effects last the rest of the day.

Interested in having an oxygen bar at your business, gym, party, or event? Or want to know more for your personal use? Contact us at 205-319-0056


The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Coming Soon to Sparrow: IV Vitamin Therapy // Rebecca Rogers by Will Siskey

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Coming Soon to Sparrow:

 

IV Vitamin Therapy

by Rebecca Rogers

Be sure to read until the end.

What is IV Vitamin Therapy?


IV Vitamin Therapy is a tool used by physicians to replenish a patient’s micronutrient and nutritional status. IV Vitamin Therapy is a great way to improve many health conditions and achieve optimal health and wellness. IV Vitamin Therapy is a very effective and efficient treatment of replenishing vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, allowing for 100 percent absorption. 

When we consume food or medications, such as multivitamins, it is estimated that only up to 50 percent is absorbed. The process of assimilating the vitamins and minerals from our food is long and complex; many steps that can be interrupted. By being able to administer the vitamins and minerals directly to the blood, we are ensuring 100 percent absorption. IV Therapy may be used to benefit many different types of patients much more efficiently than taking food or medication orally.

What is a Myer’s cocktail?

A Myer’s cocktail is a Nutritional IV Therapy, named so after Dr. John Myer. 

IV nutrient therapy or IV vitamins is used interchangeably with the name Myer’s cocktail and consists of various vitamins and minerals in combination to treat specific diseases. Common nutrients found in IV Vitamin Therapy are:        

  • Magnesium-Increases energy while reducing anxiety
  • Vitamin B12-Keeps nerves and red blood cells healthy
  • Vitamin C-Boosts the immune system
  • Niacinamide-Helps reduce chances of heart disease and signs of aging
  • Dexpanthenol-Reduces effects of asthma, anxiety, and allergies
  • Calcium-Maintains blood sugar levels, bone density, and muscle function
  • Vitamin B6-Boosts mood and maintains sleep cycle
  • Thiamine-Supports nervous system and cardiovascular system
  • Riboflavin-Increases energy production

The Myer’s cocktail can be personalized to any patient for their specific needs; for example, a “migraine cocktail” can be formulated for a patient suffering from chronic migraines and various other add-ons that are patient specific.

What are the benefits of IV vitamins?

The benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy are many! By not utilizing the digestive system, which can have many interruptions or problems, and achieving 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals that are being administered, IV Vitamin Therapy may correct micronutrient deficiencies, improving the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms. 

Some benefits include: 

  • Increased energy
  • Reduced symptoms of stress
  • Improved hydration
  • Regulated the immune system, improving the symptoms of chronic illnesses and treating autoimmune
  • Improved the quality of skin
  • Reduction in headaches
  • Improved symptoms of depression
  • Improved symptoms of asthma
  • Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimal performance, improved endurance
  • Relieves allergies, colds, and flu

Is IV Vitamin Therapy safe?

IV Vitamin Therapy is safe when administered under the care of a physician. 

Some individuals get a feeling of warmth from nutrient pushes, most likely due to the magnesium and/or calcium, however, this is rarely found to be intolerable. It is also important that the patient has eaten something before being administered a vitamin IV because the B vitamins can cause nausea if given on an empty stomach. 

Rapid administration of magnesium can also lead to hypotension (low blood pressure). In this case, the IV is stopped until symptoms resolve and then can be administered more slowly. 

Who can benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy?

Everybody can benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy! Most people are under chronic stress, not getting enough sleep or adequate nutrition, feeling run-down, tired, and in pain. IV therapy is a great way to address any deficiencies in vitamins or minerals and reach optimal nutrients levels and hydration status.


In acute cases, IV Vitamin Therapy is a great tool to treat migraines, headaches, colds, flu, seasonal allergies, morning sickness during pregnancy, fatigue, and hangovers. 
In chronic cases, IV Vitamin Therapy can be used to treat many chronic diseases, such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • IBS/IBD
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Lupus
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue 

Regardless of how clean you eat, today food doesn’t have the same nutrient density that it once did, so IV Vitamin Therapy can be a wonderful place to start to receive the missing nutrients. Furthermore, for our food's nutrients to reach the blood, it must be digested and absorbed efficiently, meaning gut health must also be optimal. Given the standard American diet, most have compromised gut health which could be aided by IV Vitamin Therapy including glutathione. 

How much does IV Vitamin Therapy cost?

The cost of IV Vitamin Therapy varies based on the individual needs of the patient. At Sparrow, the average cost can range from $175-$225; higher reaching in some cases of cancer-specific treatments with very high doses of vitamin C.

To schedule your consultation and appointment, email us at info@sparrowclinic.com or call 205-319-0056.

For your reward, please mention this code “Blog50” to receive $50 off your IV therapy session

References: Intravenous Nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail” by Alan R. Gaby, MD http://www.altmedrev.com/publications/7/5/389.pdf
Intravenous micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placebo-controlled pilot study by Ather Ali, ND MPH https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2894814/
Short and long-term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients by Welman A Shrader Jr https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-3-6
Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary & Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects by Sebastian J. Padayatty http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0011414
Vitamin C in Cancer Treatment
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pd

The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

The Circadian Rhythm and How to Reset It // Will Siskey by Rebecca Rogers

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The Circadian Rhythm and How to Reset It

by Will Siskey

What is Circadian Rhythm?

If you’ve ever noticed that you tend to feel energized and drowsy around the same times every day, you have your circadian rhythm to thank. What is it, exactly? Your circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that is running in the background of your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals.

For most adults, the biggest dip in energy happens in the middle of the night (somewhere between 2:00 am and 4:00 am, when they're usually fast asleep) and just after lunchtime (around 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, when they tend to crave a post-lunch nap). Those times can be different if you’re naturally a night owl or a morning person. You also won’t feel the dips and rises of your circadian rhythm as strongly if you’re all caught up on sleep. It’s when you’re sleep-deprived that you’ll notice bigger swings of sleepiness and alertness.  

A part of your hypothalamus (a portion of your brain) controls your circadian rhythm. That said, outside factors like lightness and darkness can also impact it. When it’s dark at night, your eyes send a signal to the hypothalamus that it’s time to feel tired. Your brain, in turn, sends a signal to your body to release melatonin, which makes your body tired. That’s why your circadian rhythm tends to coincide with the cycle of daytime and nighttime.

Your circadian rhythm works best when you have regular sleep habits, like going to bed at night and waking up in the morning around the same times from day to day (including weekends). When things get in the way, like jet lag, daylight savings time, or a compelling sporting event on TV that keeps you up into the wee hours of the morning, you can disrupt your circadian rhythm, which makes you feel out of sorts and can make it harder to pay attention.  

Interestingly, your circadian rhythm will likely change as you get older. And you may not have the same sleep/wake cycle as your partner, child or parents. But the more you pay attention to your body and notice feelings of alertness and drowsiness, and the more time you spend developing good sleep hygiene habits, the better your slumber will be and the better you'll feel. 

How can I reset it?

  1. Adjust your bedtime. Try slowly scaling back your bedtime until you are at the desired hour.
  2. Do not nap. Even if you feel tired, napping can interfere with going to sleep at night.
  3. Do not sleep in. Getting up at the same time every day is important in maintaining a functioning sleep schedule.
  4. Be strict about your sleep schedule. Once you have reached a workable bedtime, don’t allow yourself to stray from it. Even one late night can ruin the progress you’ve made.
  5. Avoid night light. According to research from Rush University Medical Centre in Chicago, exposure to evening light shifts your body clock to a later schedule. When possible, avoid bright and outdoor light close to bedtime and keep your surroundings dim at night.
  6. Avoid eating or exercising too close to bedtime. Also watch out for caffeine and nicotine, both of which are stimulants.
  7. Normalize meal times. Once your sleep is back on track, stick to regular breakfast and dinner times to help support consistent circadian rhythms. Eat dinner at least a few hours before bed, and a filling breakfast shortly after waking.
  8. Set the mood. Finally, create a relaxing bedtime routine with a warm bath and relaxing music, for instance. Make sure your bed is comfortable, the room is dark, and the temperature is not too warm.

 Sources:

Amerisleep

Everyday Health

Sleep Foundation

The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Announcement: Sparrow's New Affiliate - Dr. David Todd by Rebecca Rogers

Sparrow Health & Performance is pleased to announce the affiliation of Dr. David C. Todd and 4Health in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Todd, a native of Fairhope, AL, has practiced in Birmingham since 1998 after completing a fellowship in Sports Performance and Chiropractic with Sportec International.

Dr. Todd studied trombone before turning to sports science and nutrition at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of South Alabama.

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He graduated from Life University in Marietta, GA in 1997 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic and a postgraduate certification in Acupuncture and Meridian Therapy from Parker College of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Todd also holds certification in Advanced Clinical Nutrition with Standard Process, Advanced Erchonia Low-Level Laser Certification, as well as a recent board eligible certification in Sports Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Sciences. He also holds a 5th-degree black belt in Shorinji Kempo (Shaolin Kung Fu). Dr. Todd lives in Birmingham with his wife and four children where he is involved in cycling, martial arts, and scouting.

Sparrow Health & Performance’s purpose is to restore hope through whole body treatment. We want to encourage people to be victorious in fulfilling their calling and purpose. 

Our approach is innovative; blending neuroscience, psychology, biology, and personal growth disciplines to create a step-by-step process or “blueprint” for improving overall health. Sparrow offers a customized "blueprint" for the needs of each individual.

Sparrow is excited to be accepting appointments at 2000 Southlake Park, Suite 150, Hoover, AL 35244.

Together Sparrow and Dr. Todd have the approach to be proactive, not reactive, and we are honored to have the privilege to join you on your journey to health! 

Please call 205-319-0056 to set up an appointment with Sparrow and 205-444-9484 with Dr. Todd.

Tame Your Tongue // McClain McKinney by McClain McKinney

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Tame Your Tongue

by McClain McKinney

“Kind words are like honey–sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.”
Proverbs 16:24

“Your presentation is not to contain bullet points. You are not to tell us how to attack our influence problems.” Influencer Robert Cialdini was taken aback. Removing these elements from his keynote would diminish the quality of his presentation, but these were the sole demands. Baffled, Cialdini retorted “Uh, what?”.

Violent language can lead to more aggressive acts. In a recent experiment, two test groups were given a deck of index cards, which would contain a single word on each card. The group would have to arrange the cards to create a complete thought. One deck of cards contained more violent words, while the other deck contained more peaceful words. After the participants finished this portion of the test, they were lead to a subsequent section of the experiment where they were asked to deliver 20 electric shocks to a fellow subject and determine how painful the electric shocks should be. Those who had the more aggressive deck, delivered an electric shock 48% more intense than the peaceful deck group. 

This is a staggering gap considering that solely by altering our word choice, a group would become more aggressive. 

Consider The Hippocratic Oath, the oath which most all medical schools preach: ‘Primum non nocere.’ This translates directly to “first, do no harm.” 

Healthcare organizations should be so devoted to acts of healing, that not even their language can reflect violence.  A leader from one organization stated, “As a healthcare organization, we’re devoted to acts of healing, so we never use language associated with violence. We don’t have bullet points; we have information points. We don’t attack a problem, we approach it.” This organization was so set apart from many health organizations it led them to become the first healthcare organization in history to be awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by President George W. Bush.

If we are allowing unholy words to pass through our mouths, research shows that the damage can be monumental. Imagine if we were to eliminate negative, aggressive, or destructive from our colloquial speech. I want to see a world where people don’t even need health companies. A world where we take captive our thoughts, and we encourage one another to be victorious in fulfilling their calling and purpose. 

The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Milk, It Doesn’t Do a Body Good // Rebecca Rogers by Rebecca Rogers

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Milk, It Doesn't Do a Body Good

by Rebecca Rogers

If you are like me, you’ve always been told to drink your milk “because it’s good for you.” Thankfully, my mother didn’t like milk so she was not a stickler for making us drink milk. I’ve never had a full glass of commercial milk. Gasp, what? That’s right, I never drank it because the few sips I would have would always send me directly to the bathroom. I would have skim milk in my cereal of the morning but it was like an instant laxative. I was always thirsty at school but couldn’t quench my thirst because the only offering, other than a water fountain when given permission to go, was milk. Knowing the consequences, I knew better than to attempt to drink it. The school rules were that you couldn’t have a glass of water unless you were allergic to milk so I was thirsty all the way up to junior high. That’s when I became proficient enough to write like my mother (without her permission) and state that I was allergic to milk and needed a glass of water at lunchtime. Thirst was finally quenched!

This was before “lactose intolerant” was a diagnosis. My body naturally kept telling me I didn’t need it. Such is the case with a (now comical) story of having a few bites of ice cream at the most magical place on earth with my family.  We were the typical family wandering the Magic Kingdom on a super-hot summer day in Orlando. My dad decided it would be a nice treat for us to rest, cool off, and have an ice cream cone. A few bites in and the magic ended quickly while desperation set in. We didn’t have a map, my two-year-old sister was on dad’s shoulders, and I was hanging onto both my parents while stomach cramps kept me struggling to walk.  The bullets of sweat were now painful as I was praying for the magical bathroom and for those annoying, squawking parrots to just shut up! I was desperate, my parents were desperate, my sister couldn’t care less so the three of us were praying that I could hold it together until a bathroom was found. It seemed like an eternity but a bathroom was finally located. While those parrots squawked and pirates “aarghed” right outside the bathroom, I stayed in there for at least an hour thinking I was going to die and planning their demise. Next stop, the first aid station. I became very familiar with the location of bathrooms and the nice lady at the first aid station for the remainder of the day. It was until years later, that I ever made the connection between the ice cream and the pain. 

Years later, I was at a very reputable place that sold fresh raw but tested, milk and was offered a taste. Again, it was a hot summer day and thoughts of the Magic Kingdom came racing back to my intestines. I, reluctantly, took a sip and ended up drinking a full glass. It was amazing, no intestinal distress at all. I started questioning if commercialized milk was good for you or if the dairy industry had just done a heck of a sales job in getting the American public to buy into the marketing campaign featuring all those famous people of “Milk, it does a body good.” With years of life and business experience now under my belt, I believed it was the latter.

Based on my research I came to learn that the very enzyme we need to be able to digest commercial milk is removed when it is pasteurized and that skim milk isn’t a healthier alternative that it’s simply a by-product that allowed the commercial milk industry to, smartly, make a larger profit by marketing something they already had. I also must question when milk before commercialized processing has plenty of vitamins, why is it necessary to have added vitamins to milk once it is processed? It just didn’t add up.  Below you will find links to articles and studies that may suggest why milk doesn’t really do a body good but it sure does keep the dairy industry in the black. 

Just like we should in everything, educate yourself, keep an open mind, make the decision that you think is best, keep researching, be a life-long learner but most importantly, listen to your body because it will give you some amazing insight if you will only take the time to notice and not just keep numbing the communication and signals with things your body doesn’t really need.

Sources:
http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-sn-milk-health-risks-20141029-story.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/07/05/harvard-milk-study_n_3550063.html

The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.